Category Archives : Performance

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Kettlebell Training for Tennis Players: Improve your Strength and Endurance Simultaneously

A lot of tennis players play tennis to be fit. However, if you play tennis on a higher level, you have to become fit first to play great tennis. You will need to improve your strength, power and endurance, in addition to flexibility, agility, quickness, coordination and balance. Kettlebells are an effective tool to improve all the elements above. You […]


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Glute Bridge for Maximum Athletic Performance

Maybe the most underestimated muscle in the athlete’s body is the most important one: gluteus, also known as glute, butt or booty. Gluteus is one of the biggest consisting of gluteus maximus, medius and minimus. Its function is a hip extension, hyperextension, abduction and external rotation. It assists with sprinting, jumping, twisting and changing directions, which are the movements that […]


Strong Hip Flexors for Improved Speed and Performance

Every athlete can benefit from strong hip flexors. However, hip flexor strengthening is very seldom included in the training regimen. For a tennis player, strong hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes will improve performance dramatically. The stronger the hip flexors, the faster you are going to be, because you will have more powerful and faster forward movement. Lateral movement in tennis […]


Eye Exercises to Improve Vision for Tennis and Life

Good vision is important not just for tennis but for everything that you do in life. Just like the muscles in the body, the small muscles in the eyes would benefit from some training. There are special clinics for vision therapy for athletes and obviously, they are great. But if you cannot do a vision therapy under the doctor’s supervision, you […]


Myofascial Release Recovery Routine After Activity

Every high level athlete is pushing his or her body to the extreme – training every day for hours and often on hard surfaces (the concrete courts of Los Angeles are very unfriendly to the tennis player’s body!). Additionally, the uneven nature of tennis where one side is always used more than the other, makes it even worse for your […]


Mini Workout — Legs, Core and Upper Body Stabilizers

To become a great tennis player doesn’t mean that you only play and practice tennis. You have to give at least the same amount of time and attention to your fitness. The better your tennis fitness, the more success you will have on the court. You want to have strong legs and core, good balance, coordination and explosive power. You might […]


Mini Workout – Core and Shoulder Stabilizers

The sunny spring weather in Los Angeles motivates everybody to get in shape, which for most people would mean to own nicely defined abdominals. Besides a tanned and lean midsection, for a tennis player being in shape should mean “a strong and functional core”. Strong legs and core, functional hips and shoulders, good flexibility and balance are very important elements for […]


Mini Workout — Legs, Core and Foot Work

Leg strength, core strength, balance, coordination and flexibility – that’s what you need to work on to become sufficiently fit to play good tennis. Most of the players realize how important role the fitness plays in tennis, and they visit the gym on a regular basis. In Los Angeles where the weather is sunny almost the entire year, a tough […]


Left Brain, Right Brain: Increase your Mental Toughness by Exercising your Brain

Most people are used to exercise the body, but how about exercising the brain to become a better and tougher tennis player? When you play a tennis match, you notice if your opponent is left handed or right handed. However, do you ever think if your opponent is right brained or left brained? It is harder to see but if […]